September 28, 1990 |
Oroville's "Mother of the Year" was sentenced to 30 days in jail after pleading no contest to a drug charge. Michelle Hendrix, 42, had been arrested last spring on charges including possession of methamphetamine for sale. She pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of possession of methamphetamine and the felony charges originally filed against her were dropped.
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June 23, 2001 |
It was a bust in more ways than one. When drug agents opened the three carefully wrapped packages a Modesto dishwasher had wanted to sell them for $54,000, they found six pounds of dirt. The soil had been pressed into neat bricks and encased in layers of cellophane. But the agents didn't need to do a lab test to figure out it was not the heroin Rogelio Arroyo allegedly boasted of. "There were pieces of grass," said Lt. Raul DeLeon of the Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency.
November 7, 1992 |
Federal and state authorities said Friday they had cut off the tentacles of a major drug-trafficking organization, but that the key leaders of the ring remain at large and are believed to be in Mexico. In bringing to light an 18-month undercover operation code-named "White Fang," drug-enforcement officials announced the arrests of two women in San Jose and the seizure of three houses in the Los Angeles area in raids conducted Thursday.
March 12, 1991 |
Five Los Angeles-area residents were jailed on drug charges after an undercover officer allegedly bought two kilograms of cocaine from them, police said. The arrests followed an investigation by officials of the Drug Enforcement Agency, South Lake Tahoe police and two other agencies. The five were being held in the El Dorado County jail in lieu of $150,000 bail each. They were identified as Hector Delcid, 25; Hilda Delcid, 45; Haroldo Gutierrez, 24; Ramirez Lopez, 31, and Javier Ascenio, 48.
December 21, 1998
A man was arrested after Alameda County sheriff's deputies seized 870 marijuana plants they say he was growing in his home. Kenny Su Kim, 32, of Castro Valley was arrested Friday after firefighters arrived at his home on a call about a blaze there, sheriff's Sgt. Scott Dudek said. Deputies also seized 11 pounds of dried marijuana. The plants have a reported street value of about $500,000.
July 25, 1992 |
Caught with the evidence in her baking pans, 68-year-old "Brownie Mary" was arrested for allegedly baking weed-laced brownies for AIDS patients, authorities said. Sonoma County sheriff's deputies had a warrant to search the home of Stephen Rider, suspected of dealing marijuana, when they found Mary Rathbun folding 2 1/2 pounds of marijuana into batter Tuesday, said Lt. Chuck Smith.